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Local Obits for Mon. Oct 29th, 2018

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Earl Ford Gowder, Jr., 71, Winder
Earl Ford Gowder, Jr., age 71, of Winder passed away Monday, October 29, 2018. The family will receive friends 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Lawson Funeral Home ...
Delores Charlotte Wielkie, 70, Bethlehem
Delores Charlotte Wielkie, age 70, of Bethlehem passed away Monday, October 29, 2108. Graveside services will be held 11:00 am Monday, November 12, 2018 at The City of Auburn Cemet ...

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Kathryn "Rene" Frix, 92, Cumming
Kathryn "Rene" Frix, 92, of Cumming passed away Monday, October 29, 2018.  Kathryn was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church and is preceded in death by her husband, ...

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Carol Berryman Stowe, 88, Buford
Carol Berryman Stowe, age 88 of Buford, GA, died Monday, October 29, 2018 after a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 11 AM at Hamilton Mill ...
Norma Jean Swank, 76, Sugar Hill
NORMA JEAN SWANK (1942-2018) Jeanne Swank was born Norma Jean Walchak in Columbus, Ohio, on May 26, 1942. She was adopted as a newborn by her parents, Frank and Ruth Spence, who p ...

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Randall Foster, 68, Alto
Randall Foster, age 68, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018. Mr. Foster was born on September 15, 1950, in Clarkesville, Georgia, to the late James B. Fost ...
John Buford Ward, 94, Mt. Airy
John Buford Ward, age 94 of Mt. Airy, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018. Born in Demorest, Georgia on April 22, 1924, he was the son of the late Frankie Surie Waldrip. Mr. ...

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Nellie Collins Edge, 86, Gainesville
Ms. Nellie Collins Edge, age 86 of Gainesville passed away October 29, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville. No Services will be held. Ms. Edge was bo ...
Jerry Harrison Forrester, 72, Gainesville
Jerry Harrison Forrester, 72, of Gainesville passed away Monday, October 29, 2018 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday October ...
Alison Elaine Haas, 61, Gainesville
Alison Elaine Haas (61) reached the end of her worldly journey in the early hours of October 29, after a short illness from colon cancer.  She was born in Midland, Michigan Se ...
DiAnn Perry, 81, Gainesville
Ms. DiAnn Perry, age 81 of Gainesville, passed away on October 29, 2018. A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on November 3, 2018 at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel. R ...

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Margie JoAnn Milum, 51, Dahlonega
  Mrs. Margie JoAnn Milum, age 51, of Dahlonega passed away Monday, October 29, 2018 from injuries sustained an automobile accident.  JoAnn was born in Hall County ...
Annie Sue Wiley, 80, Dahlonega
I would like to announce the death of Annie Sue Wiley age 80 of Dahlonega. Annie Sue Jones Wiley went into the arms of Jesus on October 29, 2018. Annie Sue Wiley was a Christian an ...

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Amory Lynn Martin, age 46, passed away on October 29, 2018. Amory was an electrician by trade, and worked for many years in the construction industry. Amory was very active in t ...

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Mr. Kenneth “Shorty” Roger Adams, age 77 of Herald Drive, Toccoa passed away Monday, October 29, 2018 at his residence. A son of the late Grover and Jewell Ballenger ...
Alvin Douglas Dooley, 61, Toccoa
Alvin Douglas Dooley, Sr., age 61, of Toccoa, Georgia, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018. Mr. Dooley was born on April 30, 1957, in Banks County, Georgia. He was preceded ...

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Dustin Mark Dyer, 29, Cleveland
Dustin Mark Dyer, age 29 of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018. Mr. Dyer was born on January 2, 1989, in Gainesville, Georgia, to Bobby Ray Dyer, Jr. and Leah Va ...
Funeral Tuesday for well-known Gainesville businessman, attorney Sonny Sykes
Funeral services for Gainesville attorney and businessman William I. "Sonny" Sykes, Jr. are scheduled for Tuesday, July 13 at Free Chapel Worship Center.
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies at 88
The family of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he has died
Local philanthropist and journalist Lessie Smithgall dies at 110
Lessie Smithgall, a longtime Gainesville philanthropist and journalist, died Friday, June 25 at the age of 110.
Frank Bonner, Herb on 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' dies at 79
Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with a love of flashy plaid suits on the TV comedy “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died
Ned Beatty, indelible in 'Deliverance,' 'Network' dies at 83
Ned Beatty, the indelible character actor whose first film role as a genial vacationer raped by a backwoodsman in 1972′s “Deliverance” launched him on a long, prolific and accomplished career, has died
'Hooked on a Feeling' singer B.J. Thomas dies at 78
One of the country’s most popular and versatile singers, B
Former US Sen. John Warner of Virginia dies at 94
Former Sen. John W
Charles Grodin, 'Midnight Run,' 'Heartbreak Kid,' star, dies
Charles Grodin, the offbeat actor and writer who scored as a newlywed cad in “The Heartbreak Kid” and the father in the “Beethoven” comedies, has died